The Bodybuilding.com Podcast

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66: Laura Phelps - ”If You Let Me Lift, I Will Break a World Record”
Jun 10 • 99 min
A true legend in powerlifting and a pioneer in women’s strength, Laura Phelps discusses how training to improve her physique accidently led her to discover her true passion: powerlifting. Gymnastics and marathon running had made her flexible and focused,…
65: Finance to Fitness–How Brian DeCosta Discovered Incremental Changes Yield Bigger Results
May 28 • 64 min
Brian DeCosta had the degree, the dream job, and the 401(k)—but was he happy? After a near-death experience brought his priorities into focus, DeCosta discovered a more fulfilling life pursuing fitness as a career. As a successful online coach and a…
64: Scott Herman - Real World Fitness in The Era of Social Media
May 13 • 42 min
YouTube sensation and Real World alum Scott Herman knows there’s no BS-ing on social media. After working his way up from maintenance to manager at his local gym and earning his personal training certification in the process, it didn’t take long for this…
63: Alyssa Ritchey - From the Farm to Weightlifting on the World Stage
Apr 30 • 60 min
Alyssa Ritchey started out as a hyperactive farm girl, then traveled through the gamut of sports including gymnastics, track and field, skateboarding, bikini, and CrossFit. Now she’s a record-setting weightlifter with the Olympic team in her sights. She…
62: Myree Bowden - The Underground Dunk King
Apr 8 • 65 min
Meet slam dunk specialist and new Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Myree Bowden. In a wide-ranging interview, he tells his story of life on the court, walks through the process of performing a slam-dunk moment by moment, and shares the training that has…
61: Nick’s Quest to Get a Grip
Mar 15 • 28 min
Is this the human race’s most unlikely contender at a world championship strength event? Nick tells Heather how he happened into the sport of Armlifting and ended up representing the USA on the global stage. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily…
60: How to Eat for Strength Without Budging the Scale
Feb 14 • 71 min
“Weight gain” and “weight loss” tend to dominate fitness and nutrition conversations. But what if you want—or your sport demands—that the number on the scale doesn’t change all that much? Doug Kalman, PhD, RD, a researcher and dietician who has also…
59: Michael McGurk on the Future of Army Fitness
Jan 22 • 60 min
The United States Army is about to undertake a dramatic and unprecedented overhaul to the way it tests, and promotes, military fitness. The man who headed the research into the new standards talks with us about how and why, as well as the future of Army…
All Access Challenge Series Kick Off 2019
Jan 4 • 3 min
So, you want to be a thousandaire? More importantly, you want to Get Fit and that amps us up more than burpees on leg day. Register today to participate and a chance to win our 2019 Challenge. Become a leaner, stronger you in just 12 weeks!…
58: Metal Guitarist Nita Strauss on the Highway to Health
Dec 10, 2018 • 47 min
Nita Strauss was wielding her ax in the service of Alice Cooper and building a reputation as one of the best metal guitarists in the world. She was successful, but far from happy. Then she changed course, quit drinking, and became a fitness diehard.…
57: Fergus Crawley on Squatting 132 pounds, 7,600 times, in 24 Hours
Nov 26, 2018 • 77 min
After Scottish powerlifter Fergus Crawley survived a suicide attempt in 2016, he turned his life around with the help of an unlikely ally–a French Bulldog puppy. Then, he set his sights on one of the most grueling strength records out there: the most…
56: Rob Smith - The Life of an Everyday Beast
Nov 12, 2018 • 37 min
WBFF pro muscle model Rob Smith, the host of Bodybuilding.com’s Everyday Beast video series, shares his philosophy on food, lifting, and beasting through life. Highlights: - Why workout “pairings” with food are so important to him - “Cheating” versus “I…
55: Bajheera on Games and Gains
Oct 30, 2018 • 65 min
Jackson Bliton, better known as Bajheera, has built a unique dual following online. He’s a pro bodybuilder, but also a pro gamer, and streams both to tens of thousands daily. He shares his story, his nutritional approach, and takes live questions from his…
54: Meg Squats Steps Up to the Platform
Oct 15, 2018 • 43 min
On the verge of her fourth go-round in the USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals, Meg Squats talks with us about her prep, how she used her program Uplifted to great effect in the offseason, and what she’d tell herself if she had it all to do over again.…
53: Darryn Willoughby - Lessons from 30 Years in the Lab and on the Stage
Oct 1, 2018 • 41 min
Look him up, and you’ll see a researcher has been involved in many foundational studies in strength and supplement research. But this Ph.D. is also a bodybuilder with 3 decades of competition under his belt. A few weeks out from competing at age 54, he…
52: Baby Oil and Burgers with Lawrence Ballenger
Sep 18, 2018 • 40 min
When classic physique competitor, fitness model, and Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Lawrence Ballenger started oiling up his muscles 2 minutes into the conversation, we should have known what we were in for. He discusses his insane diet and protein intake,…
51: Pauline Nordin - Lessons from 20 Years of Hard Training
Sep 4, 2018 • 83 min
The iconic fitness model and creator of The Fighter Diet reflects on her two-decade anniversary of moving heavy iron. She goes deep into her history, her recent struggles with injury, how she uses pot for recovery, and far more. Highlights: - Her first…
50: The Foundations of Fitness Nutrition
Aug 20, 2018 • 51 min
Registered dieticians Douglas Kalman, Ph.D., and Susan Hewlings, Ph.D., pull up to the table to discuss what they ate for breakfast, how the rest of us should navigate the perils of mealtime, and their new course on Bodybuilding.com All Access:…
49: Abel Albonetti on How He Earned (and Keeps) Those Abs
Aug 6, 2018 • 60 min
Fitness model Abel Albonetti stops by to share his fitness story and give some insight into training a certain muscle group he gets asked about constantly. He tells Nick and Heather about growing up home-schooled, transitioning from fashion model to…
48: Paige Hathaway on Fitness, Fish, Five-Week Challenges, and Flyover Country
Jul 23, 2018 • 42 min
Top fitness model and Instagram fit-star Paige Hathaway visits Bodybuilding.com headquarters in Boise to share her story. She talks with Nick and Heather about fitness challenges, pescatarian dieting, phone discipline, her fitness heroes, and plenty more.…
47: Talking 1,000-rep workouts with Tyler Holt
Jul 9, 2018 • 22 min
Trainer and Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search finalist Tyler Holt comes by to talk about 1,000-rep workouts, as well as the joys and challenges of “living the dream” of gym ownership in his mid-twenties. Highlights: - How he got obsessed with 1,000-rep…
46: Full-Body Training Done Right with Charles Staley
Jun 25, 2018 • 35 min
Charles Staley calls himself “The oldest, skinniest guy you’ll ever see deadlifting 500 pounds.” How does he do it? With intelligent full-body training that hits the sweet spot of intensity. After the release of his Bodybuilding.com All Access program…
45: Getting Uplifted through Lifting with Meg Squats
Jun 11, 2018 • 61 min
Join powerlifter, Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search winner, and YouTube fitness stalwart Meg Squats in this wide-ranging conversation. She shares her strong, strong story (it involves even more squatting than you might imagine) and gives crucial tips…
44: The World’s Fittest Podcast Episode with Ross Edgley
May 30, 2018 • 75 min
UK-based athletic adventurer Ross Edgley talks with Nick and Heather just days before undertaking an unbelievable feat: swimming all the way around Great Britain at a very muscular 220-plus pounds. This is a true deep-dive into the limits of human…
43: Deep-diving sports nutrition and cognition with Dr. Douglas Kalman
May 14, 2018 • 53 min
Registered dietician and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition Doug Kalman gives his perspective on a wide range of currently popular supplements for performance, and enhanced cognition. Plus, he answers the age-old question: Is…
42: Living Lean with Alpha M
Apr 30, 2018 • 22 min
Aaron Marino, better known by the title of his immensely popular YouTube channel Alpha M, comes by the Bodybuilding.com offices to talk lifting, grooming, confidence, and his new fitness program, “Tailored: Six Weeks to Living Lean.” Highlights: - How it…
41: Kris Gethin - Man of Ultra
Apr 16, 2018 • 42 min
Our favorite bodybuilder-turned-triathlete stops by to discuss his latest challenge and triumph, a 50-kilometer high-desert ultramarathon in the middle of winter. The man who has famously “never missed a meal in 19 years” also talks about his recent…
40: Kym Nonstop on How to Build Your Body at Home
Apr 2, 2018 • 27 min
Kym “Nonstop” Perfetto, star of Bodybuilding.com’s new program Home Body, talks about her past in reality TV and her present as a fitness star and bike racer. General silliness, off-color humor, and kale-massage jokes abound. Highlights: - How living a…
39: Kyler Jackson - The Larger Calling of Muscle Building
Mar 19, 2018 • 30 min
Over the last 9 years, Kyler Jackson hasn’t missed a workout. When he started the journey, he was a depressed teen looking to bulk up to protect himself. Today, he’s an up-and-coming coach, YouTuber, and the newly crowned Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel…
38: Straight talk on Protein and more with Dr. Jose Antonio
Mar 5, 2018 • 51 min
The CEO and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition stopped by Bodybuilding.com to talk about his research into high-protein diets, and share the current state of the research on protein dosage, creatine, glutamine, and plenty more.…
37: Jason Poston on Global Fitness, Training, and Blood Sugar
Feb 19, 2018 • 53 min
IFBB physique pro Jason Poston is busier than ever, representing the sport around the world and sharing the details of his training and life with his fans. He gives an in-depth look into his 17-year lifting history, how he broke into the fitness industry,…
36: Larger-than-Life Lifting and Eating with Branch Warren
Feb 5, 2018 • 30 min
IFBB pro Branch Warren has been a world-class bodybuilder for so long, it’s easy to forget he’s still just 42 years old–and still as huge and shredded as ever. “The Texas Rattlesnake” opens up about his history, his favorite game meats, and how he trains…
35: Taylor Chamberlain - Born into Bodybuilding
Jan 22, 2018 • 23 min
Team Bodybuilding.com athlete and IFBB Bikini Pro Taylor Chamberlain shares her fascinating story of finding her way in fitness, watching her parents take the stage when she was a teenager, and figuring out how to thrive with flexible dieting. Highlights:…
$250,000 Transformation Challenge - Presented By Optimum Nutrition
Jan 11, 2018 • 5 min
Become a leaner, stronger you in just 12 weeks! Sign up today at: https://www.bodybuilding.com/250k Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook |…
34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell
Dec 27, 2017 • 75 min
Strength icon KC Mitchell, aka “That 1-Leg Monster,” shares his incredible story of struggle and redemption in this wide-ranging discussion. He lost a leg and nearly lost his life to an IED in Afghanistan, then battled back to become a competitive…
33: The Science of Physique Enhancement with Dr. Bill Campbell
Dec 11, 2017 • 27 min
Researcher and “Physique Scientist” Dr. Bill Campbell, the head of the Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida, talks about two groundbreaking studies he’s worked on regarding protein intake for women and flexible dieting, as…
32: Cassandra Martin - Physique-building by Old-school Lifting and… Construction Work?
Nov 27, 2017 • 32 min
Cassandra Martin is known for serious muscles and heavy lifting on Instagram, but doesn’t share much else in her posts. She and her husband Hunter stopped by to discuss how they train, how their work makes her stronger, and why she feels lifters should…
31: Brandan Fokken’s Wild Fitness Journey
Nov 13, 2017 • 37 min
Longtime Bodybuilding.com athlete Brandan Fokken shares his fascinating story and talks Hulkamania, corporate wellness, the ultimate disastrous show prep, and far more. Highlights: - How Brandan got started: Following Mike O’Hearn routines at 14 - The…
30: Bikini Redefined with Amy Updike
Oct 30, 2017 • 23 min
IFBB Bikini Pro and fitness model Amy Updike talks tats, nursing, implants, and how CrossFit inspired her to take up bikini competitions. Highlights: - Amy’s impressive ink and the back-story of her back - When and why she got serious about fitness - The…
29: Kris Gethin Crosses the Finish Line
Oct 16, 2017 • 40 min
Just days after the dramatic climax of his six-month Man of Iron video series and training protocol, Kris stops by to share the amazing story, and the wisdom he earned along the way. If you haven’t watched Episode 25, watch that first, and then listen to…
28: Old-School Training Wisdom From Julian “The Quad Guy” Smith
Oct 2, 2017 • 57 min
He’s a highly popular trainer and bodybuilder who also happens to have one of the most impressive sets of wheels out there. But Julian Smith doesn’t keep his training secret! He shares plenty that you can use right away in this in-depth conversation.…
27: ‘Possible’ Pat Takes the Stage
Sep 18, 2017 • 24 min
In his second visit to the podcast, the weight-loss icon Pat Brocco tells us about his first time competing onstage after losing over 300 pounds. He’s also helping lead a unique new weightloss challenge for Bodybuilding.com that his fans need to know…
26: Sadik Hadzovic on Training and Napping Like a Champ
Sep 5, 2017 • 31 min
One of the world’s great bodybuilders stop by to talk competition, the perfect muscle-building sleep schedule, and protein doughnuts. Highlights: - Little-known fact: When you shave Chewbacca, Sadik is what is underneath. - The movies that will actually…
25: Dr. Jim Stoppani on Daily Full-Body Training, Fasting, And More
Aug 21, 2017 • 48 min
Dr. Jim Stoppani brings plenty of energy—and plenty of gummy bears—to the recording studio. He’s been espousing the virtues of full-body, near-daily workouts in recent months, and says it could just be the best training technique out there—if you do it…
24: The Art of the Everyday Workout with Kizzito Ejam
Aug 4, 2017 • 30 min
Longtime Bodybuilding.com athlete Kizzito Ejam stops by to discuss his unique rest-day-free approach to training. He’s been both lifting and doing cardio daily—sometimes twice a day—for years, and he tells us how he’s made it work, while also sharing…
23: Charles Staley - How to Lift to Stay Strong and Healthy at Any Age!
Jul 24, 2017 • 37 min
Strength coach Charles Staley offers up his hard-earned wisdom about how to balance strength, body composition, and overall health as the years go by. From programming to choosing movements to flexible dieting, he touches on everything you need to know to…
22: Lee Constantinou, The Relentless Competitor
Jul 10, 2017 • 42 min
WBFF pro bodybuilder Lee Constantinou went from lean martial artist to competitive bodybuilder in a matter of months, and has never looked back. He’s taken to the stage 10 times in the past six years, and he shared his plan for how to get there, feel good…
Journey For The Goblet Of Gains: Theme Song
Jul 6, 2017 • 2 min
Here we go! On a sunny morning in a quaint medieval forest, your journey begins as you cross the moat and enter the cavernous stone archway of Ye Olde Gym. Your guides, the Buff Dudes, meet you at the door, crack open your cranial cavity, and fill it with…
21: From 600 Pounds to the Stage with “Possible” Pat Brocco
Jun 26, 2017 • 41 min
Pat had been big forever—so big that he could gain 100 pounds in a little over a year and not even notice a difference. But then he turned his life around, one literal step at a time. On the verge of his first-ever competition, the star of…
20: The Weird, Gritty World of Contest Prep
Jun 12, 2017 • 25 min
Heather Eastman, a former NPC competitor, coach, and judge, as well as a content editor for Bodybuilding.com, joins the show as co-host and digs deep into show prep. Are you thinking about aiming for the stage and wondering if it’s the right for you?…
19: How to Earn Your Best-Ever Back Squat
May 30, 2017 • 46 min
In this info-packed episode, strength coach and doctor of physical therapy John Rusin, PhD, gives his step-by-step guide to earning your right to kneel before the throne of the so-called King of Lifts. Do these squat variations in this order, and do your…
18: The Buff Dudes and the Eternal Journey for Gains
May 15, 2017 • 29 min
The clown princes of online fitness, aka Brandon and Hudson White, stop by to talk about their incredibly popular YouTube channel, their evolving approach to fitness education and satire, and their upcoming program and video series with Bodybuilding.com.…
17: Kris Gethin - Meet the Man of Iron
May 2, 2017 • 37 min
You may know Kris Gethin the bodybuilder, but Kris Gethin the ultra-endurance athlete? That’s a new one. But not only is the master of pain training to do an Ironman triathlon, he’s doing it in a fraction of the time that athletes usually take. In this…
16: All About Caffeine - What Every Lifter Needs to Know
Apr 24, 2017 • 53 min
Fill up the cup and listen to Krissy Kendall, Ph.D. tell us everything we should know about the world’s most popular drug. Are you trying to match your caffeine intake to your physique or training goals? Here’s what you need to know! Highlights: - What…
15: The Ins And Outs Of Ketogenic Dieting For Athletes - Part 2
Apr 17, 2017 • 33 min
Welcome back to part 2 of our keto podcast with EAS athlete Jason Wittrock and Chief Science Officer for EAS Dr. Steve Hertzler. Today we dive into all things keto-adaptation! Highlights: - What it feels like when you’re finally keto-adapted - The effects…
14: The Ins And Outs Of Ketogenic Dieting For Athletes - Part 1
Apr 10, 2017 • 29 min
EAS athlete Jason Wittrock and Chief Science Officer for EAS Dr. Steve Hertzler sit down with us and explain the ins and outs of nutritional ketosis for athletes! Highlights: - The history of the ketogenic diet - The typical ketogenic macros - What makes…
13: Robert Irvine - Chef, Lifter, Soldier, TV Star
Mar 27, 2017 • 42 min
Chef Robert Irvine makes time in his insanely busy schedule to stop by and chat about lifting, eating, working with soldiers and veterans, and plenty else! Highlights: - The craziness of the Robert Irvine show, and the importance we don’t see - How he…
12: Craig Capurso - The Abdominal Snowman!
Mar 13, 2017 • 33 min
Fitness model and IFBB Men’s Physique Pro Craig Capurso braves the elements to talk with Nick and Krissy about his new passion for performance-focused training, his breaking point with physique competition, and why he sometimes feels like “the fitness…
11: Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan - What Women Really Need To Know About Body Fat & Fitness
Feb 27, 2017 • 54 min
Special guest Abbie Smith-Ryan, Ph.D., expert in women’s fitness and body fat measurements, answers our wide-ranging questions about training, cellulite, and health for women. Wondering how accurate that number on the calipers is? How low you should…
10: Out of Surgery and Onto The Stage with Shaun Stafford
Feb 14, 2017 • 30 min
Two-time WBFF world champion Shaun Stafford stops by to talk about buffets, injuries, and coming back from the shoulder cyst he thought at first was just gains. Highlights: - The madness behind the scenes at the Olympia expo - How Shaun originally injured…
9: Mark Bell & Silent Mike on The Way of the Powerlifter
Jan 30, 2017 • 44 min
The world’s strongest coach, Mark Bell, discusses powerlifting, CrossFit, and his vague recollections of his first meet. If you know these guys from their YouTube channel or podcast, Mark Bell’s PowerCast, you know that nothing is off limits. Highlights:…
8: Dr. Krissy Kendall - Is Creatine Safe for Teens?
Jan 16, 2017 • 28 min
Krissy Kendall, PhD, reacts to recent headlines raising concerns about teen usage of the popular supplement creatine. If you’ve been wondering if creatine is safe for you or your student athlete, here’s what you need to know! Highlights: - The…
7: Andy Speer - How To Train Like An Athlete and Stay Photo-Ready, Too
Jan 9, 2017 • 51 min
NYC-based coach and Performix athlete Andy Speer talks about his unique approach to training and coaching, and why he likes to compete in sports ranging from Olympic lifting to martial arts into his 30s. Highlights: - Andy’s famous resemblances - Why he’s…
6: Walks, Whole Eggs & Pull-ups: Lais DeLeon’s Reasonable Fit Life
Dec 23, 2016 • 43 min
Can you be a fitness model without leading an obsessive, calorie-fixated life? Lais DeLeon says you can, and over a million people watch her make it happen daily on Instagram and other social platforms. Here’s how she does it. Highlights: - A walk,…
5: Dr. Layne Norton’s Hard Truths of Training
Dec 12, 2016 • 69 min
Want to know how to tackle the holidays? How about the best way to use blood flow restriction training or nutrient timing? Get the straight dope from muscle-building scientist Dr. Layne Norton! Highlights: - How to use context to make more informed…
4: Dr. Dominic D’Agostino on the Ketogenic Diet
Nov 25, 2016 • 85 min
Researcher Dr. Dominic D’Agostino explains the significance and best approaches to the ketogenic diet, troubleshooting common problems, and looking at the next frontier of ketogenic and fasting-related research. Highlights: - Who is Dom D’Agostino and…
3: Evan Centopani - How A Pro Grows
Nov 11, 2016 • 60 min
Fresh off the release of his new training program Iron Intelligence (http://www.bodybuilding.com/ironintelligence), we spend an hour with one of the world’s top bodybuilders. How did he get there? How healthy is he? Why does he eat so much freaking kale?…
2: The Crazy Life of a Crazy-fit Couple
Oct 28, 2016 • 62 min
Deep talk and serious goofing off with one of the fittest couples in the industry. Chassidy and Antonio Smothers talk with hosts Nick Collias and Dr. Krissy Kendall about lifting, love, beer, bacon, and Instagram. Highlights: - Who’s on the morning team?…
1: You’re Doing It All Wrong…
Sep 27, 2016 • 56 min
Hosts Nick Collias and Dr. Krissy Kendall chat with special guest Bill Geiger about his robust history of training (and injuries) from the ‘80s onward. Learn from this fitness industry veteran’s triumphs and tragedies so you can stay in the game as long…